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mHealth and Home Monitoring – 8th Edition

mHealth and Home Monitoring – 8th Edition

Management Report
Published: February 2017
Pages: 280
Research from: Berg Insight
Sector: Handsets & Devices

From: GBP 1000.00
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How should the mobile industry address the vast business opportunity in wireless healthcare monitoring? The number of home monitoring devices on the global market with integrated cellular connectivity was 4.9 million at the end of 2016 and is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 38.7 percent in the next five years to reach 25.2 million in 2021. Learn more about how wireless technology can become seamlessly integrated with medical devices in this 280 page in-depth report now in its eighth edition.


This report will allow you to:

Profit from 40 new executive interviews with market leading companies.

Learn about key home health monitoring devices and services.  Study the strategies of 124 key players in the mHealth ecosystem.

Understand the dynamics of the health monitoring market in Europe and North America.

Comprehend how wireless technology can become seamlessly integrated with medical devices.  Evaluate the business opportunities in the emerging mHealth segment.

Predict future market and technology developments.



This report answers the following questions:

Which medical conditions offer the best potential for wireless

health monitoring solutions?

Who are the leading providers of connected medical devices?

What are the mHealth strategies of medical device vendors and pharmaceutical companies?

Which are the general technology trends for home health monitoring equipment?

What initiatives have been taken by the leading players in the telecom and IT industries?

How can connectivity redefine the use cases of medical devices and the value propositions to patients and other


What are the market shares of the top 5 integrated telehealth solution vendors?

Why are smartphone applications so significant for the mHealth market?

How can healthcare providers and payers benefit from mHealth solutions?




7.1 million patients worldwide are remotely monitored


The number of remotely monitored patients grew by 44 percent to 7.1

million in 2016 as the market entered a growth phase fuelled by rising

market acceptance in several key verticals. This number includes all

patients enrolled in mHealth care programs in which connected medical

devices are used as a part of the care regimen. Connected medical

devices used for various forms of personal health tracking are not

included in this figure. Berg Insight estimates that the number of remotely

monitored patients will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)

of 47.9 percent to reach 50.2 million by 2021. Cellular connectivity

has already replaced PSTN as the de-facto standard communication

technology for most types of connected home medical monitoring devices

and will account for 25.2 million connections in 2021. Using patients’ own

mobile devices as health hubs is now becoming a viable alternative for

remote patient monitoring. BYOD connectivity will be preferred by select

patient groups and will be used for the remote monitoring of 22.9 million

patients in 2021.

Berg Insight estimates that revenues for remote patient monitoring

(RPM) solutions reached € 7.5 billion in 2016, including revenues from

medical monitoring devices, mHealth connectivity solutions, care delivery

platforms and mHealth care programs. RPM revenues are expected

to grow at a CAGR of 33.8 percent between 2016 and 2021 to reach

€ 32.4 billion at the end of the forecast period. Connected medical devices

accounted for 67.5 percent of total RPM revenues in 2016. However,

revenues for mHealth connectivity solutions, care delivery platforms and

mHealth care programs are growing at a faster rate and will account for

51.3 percent of total revenues in 2021, up from just 32.5 percent in 2016.

There is a strong trend towards incorporating more connectivity in

medical devices and pharmaceuticals in order to enable new services

and value propositions. Implantable cardiac rhythm management (CRM)

has traditionally been the largest market segment, led by companies such

as Medtronic, Biotronik and St Jude Medical (now Abbott) that included

connectivity in CRM solutions more than a decade ago. However, the

sleep therapy segment is growing at the fastest rate and surpassed CRM

in 2016. The number of remotely monitored sleep therapy patients grew

by 70 percent in 2016, with market growth mainly driven by the vendor

ResMed that has made connected healthcare a cornerstone of its strategy.

Berg Insight predicts that three of the fastest growing market segments

in the next five years will be glucose monitoring, air flow monitoring and

connected pharmaceuticals. Today, the leading connected healthcare

players in these segments include forward-thinking incumbents as well

as innovative new entrants such as AstraZeneca, Dexcom, Merck

Group, Novartis, Propeller Health, Proteus Digital Health, Roche, Sanofi,

Voluntis and WellDoc.

Care delivery platforms and mHealth connectivity solutions are two of

the most rapidly developing parts of the mHealth technology value chain.

Care delivery platforms are software solutions that enable the remote

delivery of healthcare services and allow care efforts to be coordinated

between patients, various professional caregivers and other stakeholders

such as the patient’s family. Care delivery platforms will be instrumental

for engaging patients in their own care and delivering remote monitoring

services to a large number of people in a cost efficient way. There are

various types of care delivery platforms available on the market. Generalpurpose

platforms can be adapted to a wide variety of use cases and

are often used as the foundation for developing therapeutic area specific

mHealth products. Companies that specialize in this area include

BePatient, Exco InTouch, Medixine, OpenTeleHealth and Vivify Health.

mHealth connectivity solutions include products and services that are

used for collecting data from medical monitoring devices, transmitting

this data to caregivers and enabling the data to be used by care delivery

platforms. The leading players include Qualcomm Life, eDevice/iHealth,

Tactio Health, Validic and MedM.

Health-related apps and devices are generating potentially huge amounts

of data. When the line between medical devices and health gadgets

become blurred, traditional as well as startup companies try to position

themselves as important stakeholders in the ecosystem for mHealth data.

National PHR systems, device manufacturing companies, independent

app producers and tech giants such as Google, Apple, Microsoft are

some common options for data storage. One trend is to share data in

third party clouds, exemplified by Glooko that allows people suffering

from diabetes to download their glucose readings to their mobile devices,

regardless of the brand of the glucose reading device. Important for endusers,

doctors and care giving institutions is to choose a place where

as many standards as possible are followed and where it is as easy as

possible to export the data.

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